I have a friend named Josimar, and I wonder what the name means. He
told me that his mother found the name in the credits of a Spanish or Portuguese film, so I suppose the name is of Spanish or even of (Brazilian) Portuguese origin. To me, it at first seems a blend of a Hebrew name and a Germanic name - the first element could come from a name like Joshua
and the second element from any Germanic name ending in -mar (= meri
"famous"). For the second element, I also think of "water" (because of the name Lamar).
But, perhaps Josimar could also be a more Western spelling of a Japanese name starting with Yoshi
- (perhaps Yoshimaru or Yoshimura?). That would make sense, because Brazil for instance has a lot of Japanese immigrants.
I would be grateful for any conclusive information that you can provide. :)